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About SBE Chapter 37

SBE Chapter 37 is a local, Washington, DC-based professional organization of friendly radio, television, and multimedia technology professionals. Our group includes local, national, and international network technicians, consulting engineers, electronics manufacturers, and Federal employees working in media and broadcasting positions. If that describes you, you’re welcome to attend one of our meetings or join our group!

Most of our members live, work, or have roots in Washington, DC or the nearby Maryland or Virginia Suburbs.  We meet most months to exchange ideas, increase our skill levels, and (sometimes) just to socialize. Chapter 37 is part of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With nearly 5,000 members and 114 local chapters worldwide, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help media professionals keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating skills with professional certification, offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills, and speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work.

Regardless of your area of broadcast interest, you are sure to find a warm welcome at the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Please join us at our next meeting and try us out for size. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

SBE Chapter 37 Current Events

    MEDIA FORWARD: WKHS – 50 Years of Broadcast Instruction
    with Jim Ragsdale, Chris Singleton, and Dave Van Dyke
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    WKHS 90.5
    Who: Jim Ragsdale, Chris Singleton, and Dave Van Dyke
    What: MEDIA FORWARD: WKHS – 50 Years of Broadcast Instruction
    When: March 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Kent County High School - Register Here
    Address: 25301 Lamb’s Meadow Road
    Worton, MD 21678 United States

    Sponsors: WideOrbit and GatesAir

    This SBE 37 / DC SMPTE meeting is in cooperation with SBE 46 - Baltimore.

    Important notes - this meeting is a DAYTIME event, Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm to coincide with the high school instructional day. And while there will be a virtual component to the meeting, it will be less interactive that being there in person. No one will manually operating a camera; there will be no sound reinforcement; etc.


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